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Escape the crowds in Venice

Escape the crowds in Venice

It is nigh impossible to escape the crowds in Venice, which is historically why 16th-century noblemen (and 21st-century billionaires) created summer palaces and gardens 800 yards across the water on La Giudecca. Today, you can walk along the Canale della Giudecca and enjoy the Canaletto pastel-perfect views without having to

Architecture and History

Architecture and History

In around 1558-1560 the first Provinciale of Lombardy, Jesuit priest Benedetto Palmio, held a series of sermons in Venice with which he urged his listeners to devote themselves to “founding a home for Cittelle (Unmarried Women) to free them from the danger of eternal damnation, the certain fate of virgins